The BAS/BCWM is creating a Supporter’s Wall where you can add your name and help fund and support the museum for the future. If you served at the Twin Bases of RAF Bentwaters or RAF Woodbridge you can include the unit and years you served, or buy a donor plaque to remember someone who served at the Twin Bases who is sadly no longer with us. Anyone can request a plaque but please note that the names and wording are subject to the discretion of the museum trustees. There is also the option to have a painted pebble placed at the foot of the wall as well should you prefer that option.
The donation plaques (approximately 14cm x 20cm) will be placed on an outside wall close to the entrance door of the museum and be on full display to visitors. The wording will be printed onto a plaque made of an aluminium composite which will give it very good durability. We are asking for a minimum donation of £100 to have a plaque added to the wall. Or for a large hand painted pebble (painted by museum volunteers) with a name and a flag of your choice on it, we are asking for a minimum donation of £50. These will be placed along the bottom of the Supporter’s Wall.
Gift card for use at the BCWM. The card can be purchased in various amounts and used for any product from the BCWM online store including admissions. Please note that all gift cards are valid for 365 days. If you already have a Gift Card, you can check it’s balance here.
Please note that your admission ticket allows you entrance and access to the museum between 10am and 4pm.
Admission to the museum is ticketless – all you need to do is arrive at the museum after you have made your booking, provide your name at the museum entrance and that will be checked against the bookings made for that day.
Admission does not incur any postage costs as they are virtual and confirmed by email.
Admission tickets do NOT include access to the Restoration Hangar tours – they must be booked in person in our shop.
After ordering admission tickets you will be sent an order confirmation email for your records – please check your Junk or Spam email folders to ensure it doesn’t get filed away in there! You will also be sent a reminder of your booking several days before your planned visit by email.
Bus trip to the BAS & BCWM Restoration Hangar
PLEASE NOTE BOOKINGS FOR THE TOUR MUST NOW BE MADE IN PERSON AT THE MUSEUM – this is as of April 5th 2023. Apologies for any inconvenience.
See behind the scenes in the BCWM restoration hangar where we are currently working on the restoration of our Sepecat Jaguar, Lockheed T-33, BAC Lightning, Gloster Meteor and several ground units used to support the airframes.
During your 1 hour visit to the HAS you will be briefed on the current restoration progress and plans for each of the airframes by members of the restoration teams, and will have the opportunity to ask questions and take photos.
You will be required to follow the Health & Safety guidance provided by the BCWM staff to ensure your personal safety whilst in the HAS at all times.
- Adults – £5
- Concession/Military Personnel (with Armed Forces ID) – £4.00
- BAS Members – £4.50 (BAS Membership number must be provided)
- Please note that no postage is required for this booking as confirmation will be sent by email.
- Please note that children under 14 are not permitted for Health & Safety reasons.
- Please note that each bus tour is limited to a maximum of 16 people, and is subject to staff availability on the day.
Admission to the BCWM Live Night event on November 25th 2023
This event will have a standard cost of £10 for all visitors.
Travel back in time to the 1980’s and experience the sights and sounds of a combat alert at RAF Bentwaters during the Cold War in a unique night at the Bentwaters Cold War Museum.
Join our uniformed reenactors for a ‘Live’ Night in the Command Post Operations Room, and watch from the gallery as they reenact a scenario depicting real combat operations. It’s an opportunity to see what really happened in the Cold War and the perfect opportunity to take some very unique photos!
The evening starts from 5.30pm with the”combat alert” repeated three times during the evening, with each session limited to just 30 people.
Spend the evening with us before and after each session where you can browse the museum’s exhibits indoors and outdoors, with our aircraft and vehicles being illuminated by our genuine military lighting rigs. There will also be film shows & talks being held throughout the evening.
Our Diner and shop will be open throughout the evening until 9pm when the event finishes.